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  • #31
    Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

    Looks like ISIS/L killed another prisoner - and possibly included an undercard.
    @BBCBreaking: Islamic State video purporting to show killing of Peter Kassig also claims to show killing of several Syrian soldiers http://bbc.in/1yJcPOJ
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    • #32
      Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

      Originally posted by FreshFish View Post
      I often feel that way about checkers. Someone once told me that if both players were good enough, checkers is just a more complicated version of tic-tac-toe, in that it is only possible to win if the other player makes a mistake. I have no idea whether that is true or not.

      I am reminded of War Games, if I am not mistaken one of Matthew Broderick's first movies, after the computer had simulated every possible version of Thermo Nuclear War: "The only way to win is not to play."



      Edit: IMDB lists it as the second movie role in his career.
      His first starring role was the under appreciated Max Duggan Returns. He plays a high school baseball player who can't hit squat. So his grandfather, Max Duggan, hires Charlie Lau of the White Sox to coach him up. Charlie introduces himself to the kid and Broaderick says: "What White Sox?"

      This may be my favorite line from WarGames: "Remember you told me to tell you when you were acting rudely and insensitively? Remember that? You're doing it right now."
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      • #33
        Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

        One day God is going to get upset about what is going on in Jerusalem. I don't want to be there when He goes Old Testament on the transgressors.
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        • #34
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          Putin is copying Conservapedia (which copied 1984).
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          • #35
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            Originally posted by joecct View Post
            One day God is going to get upset about what is going on in Jerusalem. I don't want to be there when He goes Old Testament on the transgressors.
            Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.
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            • #36
              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
              Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.
              So be it.
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              • #37
                Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                Originally posted by joecct View Post
                One day God is going to get upset about what is going on in Jerusalem. I don't want to be there when He goes Old Testament on the transgressors.
                I thought Wrath God 1.0 was retired by Love God 2.0 when Man God 1.1's body was robbed from its grave.
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                • #38
                  Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                  Originally posted by St. Clown View Post
                  I thought Wrath God 1.0 was retired by Love God 2.0 when Man God 1.1's body was robbed from its grave.
                  Limited Liability God 3.0 brought back wrath with the Just War doctrine. Because churches aren't going to get immunity from state taxation without a little sumthin' sumthin' in return.
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                  • #39
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                    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/19/us...ords.html?_r=0

                    Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, worked hard to defeat the bill, which had the support of the Obama administration and a coalition of technology companies including Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo....
                    In 2006, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court secretly brought the program under its authority and started issuing orders to the companies under the Patriot Act....
                    Some of its opponents, like Senator Saxby Chambliss, Republican of Georgia, believe it went too far in curbing the N.S.A. Others, like Senator Rand Paul, Republican of Kentucky, thought it did not go far enough.
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                    • #40
                      Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                      I'm sure it didn't go far enough if Obama supported it, however I have never understood why people consider that a reason to vote against a measure. Half a loaf and all that. It's like saying "I know you're choking to death, and I could give you the Heimlich while we wait for a real doctor to show up, but since that's not a perfect solution I'll just stand here." Thanks, Aqua Buddha.

                      It's nice to see the GOP doing something so purely evil, though. It helps reduce cognitive dissonance.
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                      • #41
                        Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                        The old ways are the best ways.

                        The U.S. government is fighting back against new encryption technologies on smartphones made by Apple and those using Google's latest version of Android. With a strongly worded argument, an official at the U.S. Department of Justice plainly stated that without access to a suspect's phone, a child could die in cases such as kidnapping.
                        First Amendment? Won't someone think of the children?!
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                        • #42
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                          More money was wasted today.
                          **NOTE: The misleading post above was brought to you by Reynold's Wrap and American Steeples, makers of Crosses.

                          Originally Posted by dropthatpuck-Scooby's a lost cause.
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                          • #43
                            Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                            Originally posted by ScoobyDoo View Post
                            More money was wasted today.
                            And more terrorists were created.

                            So... it's working.
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                            • #44
                              Re: Global War on Terror Version 6 - Perpetual Motion Machine

                              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                              The old ways are the best ways.



                              First Amendment? Won't someone think of the children?!
                              It was so much easier is the good old days when nobody even discussed this. The Government could simply set ineffective encryption standards, pay their friendly telecos for data, or coerce the tech companies by threatening them with bankruptcy, a gag order that prevented them from even telling attorneys about the subpoena, and James Clapper could lie to Congress about the illegal spying with impunity:

                              Senate Intelligence Committee on March 12, 2013, Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., asked National Intelligence Director James Clapper whether intelligence officials collect data on Americans.

                              Clapper responded "No, sir," and, "Not wittingly."

                              In the following months, a series of news stories fueled by leaks from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that wasn’t the case. Reports showed the government was collecting and storing bulk metadata of American phone records, and had methods for capturing a vast amount of email and Internet data as well.

                              The U.S. government threatened to fine Yahoo $250,000 a day in 2008 if it failed to comply with a broad demand to hand over user communications — a request the company believed was unconstitutional — according to court documents unsealed Thursday that illuminate how federal officials forced American tech companies to participate in the National Security Agency’s controversial PRISM program.

                              The documents, roughly 1,500 pages worth, outline a secret and ultimately unsuccessful legal battle by Yahoo to resist the government’s demands. The company’s loss required Yahoo to become one of the first to begin providing information to PRISM, a program that gave the NSA extensive access to records of online com*munications by users of Yahoo and other U.S.-based technology firms.

                              The ruling by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review became a key moment in the development of PRISM, helping government officials to convince other Silicon Valley companies that unprecedented data demands had been tested in the courts and found constitutionally sound. Eventually, most major U.S. tech companies, including Google, Facebook, Apple and AOL, complied. Microsoft had joined earlier, before the ruling, NSA documents have shown.
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                              • #45
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                                Al Qaeda and ISIS not getting along

                                Maybe the US should offer to host a peace summit at Guantanamo Bay. Worth a shot, right?

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